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    DIY Festive North Pole Snacks

    Cheers! I hope you’re enjoying all of my fun Christmas-y posts as of late! And today I have another one for you. These adorable North Pole Snacks are not only easy to make, but I think they turned out super cute too. I will say that they were a little on the sweet side, but hey, it’s Christmas … [Read More...]

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    How to make a Rag Quilt: Tutorial

      You will need: Self-healing cutting mat Ruler (I have a Fiskars 6’x24” acrylic ruler.) Cotton thread in coordinating color, I used white. Rotary cutter Sharp scissors (I used Fiskars 5” Titanium Micro-tip scissors because I already had them, but Fiskars 8” Softouch Spring … [Read More...]

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    DIY Hot Chocolate Cup Treats

    Good morning everyone! I have a really cute and easy hot chocolate treat for you today! It’s not the hot chocolate that you’re thinking. Instead these little snacks, are meant to look like a cup of hot cocoa, but instead, they’re sweet treats that will be sure to brighten any holiday party! And … [Read More...]

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    DIY Reindeer Treats!

    Good morning readers! I have another super cute holiday treat for you today. These adorable reindeer snacks are not only easy to make, but they make great treats to bring to any holiday festivities you might have going on! And they’re really easy enough that your kiddos can do them too. Let’s get … [Read More...]

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    Spielgaben Version 4.0 Giveaway!

    Good morning readers! I hope you’re all enjoying my Christmas posts thus far. Today I have a very SPECIAL giveaway for you all and I’m so excited! Spielgaben has come up with a new and improved version of their amazing product and I have one to giveaway for you all today, so keep reading! For … [Read More...]

DEC
07
2014

Math U See Giveaway!

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Good morning everyone! I am so excited today, I have a great giveaway for all of you Math-U-See and Spelling You See users out there! And if you haven’t tried Math U See yet, now is a perfect time to check it out. If I switch curriculum, I try to do it after the Christmas break so it’s like a nice clean start.   Math-U-See One thing I love about Math-U-See is that they teach to mastery, and that means your student might not learn a certain skill right off the bat. They build on concepts so that the math skills actually make sense for your student. Students also use the MUS visual manipulatives to help further understand whatever skill they are working at the time. However to my surprise the students do not become depending on the manipulatives to solve problems. They’re simply hands on training tools to use until a concept is mastered. This is what the Math-U-See looks like in our workboxes. I pull out their worksheet each day and keep the video DVD and our little plastic … [Read more...]

DEC
04
2014

2015 Daily Planner

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  Hi everyone, I know I’m cutting it close, but I finally finished the 2015 Daily Planner! You can use this to plan your homeschooling days, or as a regular daily life planner too! Included in this planner: Year at a Glance To-Do Lists Bills & Payments Library Book Lists Contacts Weekly Meal Planner Monthly Meal Planner Grocery Lists Monthly Planner pages Weekly Planner Pages Notes Extra Information: Social Media, Pinterest Ideas, Recipe Ideas, Websites, etc. –> Click here to get the 2015 Daily Planner! <–   This planner has weekly  calendar pages to help you plan out all aspects of your day, including a quick glance meal plan at the bottom of each day.   There’s also a weekly meal planner with more room, so you’re welcome to use whichever fits your needs best!   And of course there are also the monthly meal planner pages that everyone has requested as well. P.S. If you need some help … [Read more...]

DEC
03
2014

DIY Christmas Candles

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Hi readers! I have a super fun and cute DIY project for you today. These sweet little candles look good enough to eat, and they make great Christmas gifts for friends and family. I don’t know about you but I love doing fun crafty things for the holidays, and these were fun, and my kiddos even helped decorate them!   Let’s get started!     If the video doesn’t work in your browser, you can watch the DIY Christmas Candle video here!     You will need: Soy wax flakes (Can be found at your local craft store.) 1 brown crayon 1 festive holiday mug 1 candle wick E-6000 glue or super glue Glass microwaveable bowl Popsicle stick for stirring Optional: Soap mold to form wax marshmallows as seen on the penguin candle. Optional: Sprinkles and candy canes Optional: Peppermint essential oil for scent   Santa candle with whipped cream: Super glue your wick to the bottom center of your mug and let … [Read more...]

DEC
02
2014

Our day in a vlog!

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Hi everyone! Okay, so you asked for it, and I’m crazy enough to deliver! Today we’re going to share our daily activities in a vlog format. For those of you who don’t know what a vlog is, it’s basically a video log. So essentially what that means is that I’m going to take my little camera, and film our day to the best of my ability. Today we have a normal school day, followed by hockey, swimming, and whatever else pops up over the course of our day. So here we go! If the video doesn’t play in your browser, click this link to see our daily routine! I hope you enjoyed that, and like I said, it was my first vlog, but for the most part that’s how we roll! ;o) After this week we’re on break which means a lot of fun holiday recipes, crafts, gift ideas, and more are heading your way! Yipee! … [Read more...]

DEC
01
2014

DIY: Santa Hat Snacks

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Good morning everyone! I have a  super fun December planned for you all and I’m so excited! I have a ton of great DIY snacks, crafts, and even a few video glimpses into our daily lives here at the Confessions household. So if you’re ready to embark on an exciting and festive holiday season with me, stick around! Today I have a very easy, and I mean easy, but absolutely adorable Santa Hat Snack for you. This recipe is great for kids, and it makes a wonderful treat for all of those holiday parties coming up. I found this idea on pinterest. I couldn't resist trying it out, and I'm so glad that we did, because it was delicious! So let’s get started!     If the video doesn’t work in your browser, you can watch the Santa Hat Snack video here!   Ingredients: Oreo cookies Strawberries, washed & stems removed White frosting (You can make royal frosting, buttercream frosting, or if you’re in a rush…use the kind in the can like … [Read more...]

NOV
30
2014

2014 Cyber Monday Sale! 40% OFF!

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Good morning everyone! Guess what time it is? Go ahead, guess. Okay fine, I’ll tell you… It’s time for my annual Cyber Monday 40% OFF sale, that’s what time it is!     I’m so excited for December to be here, I love all things Christmas-y!  Celebrating the birth of our Savior, sparkly lights, cookie baking, decorating, caroling, gift shopping, wrapping, warm hot chocolate, you name it, I love it! (As I’m sure you can tell by my overuse of exclamation points in the last couple of sentences.) Well…I love everything except for waiting in lines at stores. And navigating parking lots in very busy shopping malls. But most of all, I especially enjoy sharing Christmas cheer wherever I go! And I love all of my fabulous readers! So I thought Cyber Monday would be a great day to offer a HUGE SALE!!   (PLEASE NOTE: Sale excludes iBlog, iBlog Pro, and Big Book of Homeschool Ideas. They are affiliate products, and not sold directly through my store.)   So for … [Read more...]

NOV
27
2014

2014 December Holidays & Fun Days

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Yay it’s here! December is here! I love twinkle lights. I love baking cookies. I love decorating. I love gift wrapping and gift giving. I love Christmas crafts. I love those festive red cups my coffee now comes in. I love snow shoveling. Wait a minute. I do NOT love snow shoveling. But that’s a dilemma I’ll have to work out another time. Anyway, you get the idea. I can’t wait for this time of year, and am so excited for all of the goodies I have planned for you all this month! Make sure to stay tuned because we’ve got special treats for you all month long. There will be video vlogs of our daily lives, some great holiday DIY projects, recipes, crafts, and more!   But the reason we’re here today is because it’s time for my December holidays & fun days post! So let’s get on with it shall we? Holidays: December 7: Pearl Harbor Day December 12: Poinsettia Day December 16: Chanukah lasts 8 days December 21: Winter Solstice (The shortest day of the year) … [Read more...]

NOV
25
2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

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  Good morning readers. I’m posting this a day early because were taking a couple of days off over here at Confessions. We will be spending time with our loved ones and counting all of the things we are thankful for this year. I’m always thankful for my mom’s home cooked meals! So Lord willing, we’ll be enjoying spaghetti, meatballs, turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, salad, and pie! As always I am thankful for our health, our families, my husband and awesome children, all of the wonderful people God has placed in our lives, and I'm also thankful for YOU my awesome readers! You've encouraged and inspired me and I'm so thankful for all of you! I pray you all have a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends! Looking for some fun Thanksgiving activities for your kiddos? Thanksgiving Preschool Pack Thankful Turkey Craft Mosaic Cornucopia Craft Turkey Buttoning   Leave a comment! I would love to hear what each of you are thankful for this year, … [Read more...]

NOV
24
2014

December 2014 Monthly Meal Plan

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Yay! Guess what time it is? Can you guess? That’s right, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s officially holiday season with twinkle lights, snowy nights, and yummy dinners to warm the whole family! I have another monthly meal plan for you today fully of yummy fall goodness. And as always my plan includes meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks! And this meal plan is my favorite because it also includes a bunch of delicious Christmas baking recipes for snack time! Make sure to include your kiddos in these, most of the recipes are kid friendly, lots of fun, and great for creating memories! Download the 2014 December Monthly Meal Plan: 2014 December Monthly Meal Plan PDF 2014 December Monthly Meal Plan Word Doc (Editable) If you haven’t already used this before, you can click on any of the underlined menu items to get to the recipe. I like to shop once a week, so I just make a list off of my menu plan and head to the store. I find that I … [Read more...]

NOV
23
2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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Good morning readers! It’s about time to start thinking about gifts for all of those special people in your life. and today I have a holiday gift guide to help make your shopping a bit easier. I like to share both educational and fun items that we’re either looking forward to receiving or giving. This year I have a ton of great stocking stuffer ideas, as well as gifts for older and younger kiddos, as well as girls and boys alike.   Stocking Stuffer Ideas:   Pick and Draw Why Do They Call it Christmas? DVD Smencils The Night Before Christmas Recordable Book (My parents did this for our children, and they LOVE it! It will be a wonderful keepsake for years to come.) Pilot FiXion Erasable Pens (We LOVE these and use them for school work all of the time because they’re erasable! YAY!) Fuzzy socks Candy Beanie Ballz Toothpaste and toothbrush! Gift Cards Play-doh Glow Sticks Stickers Fun erasers Santa’s Word … [Read more...]